Ficus Alii Trees for Sale Online
Commonly known as Ficus Alii, this elegant house plant is grown as a tree with long solid green foliage. Braided Ficus Alii Trees cleans the air of formaldehyde when placed indoors, and adds a tropical touch. Ficus Alii trees tolerate a range of conditions: bright light to full sun and very dry to wet soil - great for plant newbies. Its braided trunk is sure to be a conversational piece in any home.
Ficus Alii tends to lose their leaves if light, watering, or their location changes. No need to panic - this is a perfectly normal process as the tree adjusts to its new situation and new leaves will quickly form. For optimal growth, place your Ficus Alii facing a western or southern window in your home.
Native to Asia, this tree grows slightly slower than the Ficus benjamina, but is more tolerant and forgiving than other Ficus trees. In fact, the name 'Alii' is Hawaiian for King. Give your indoor space the royal treatment with this beautiful ornamental houseplant tree.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Bright, direct sun to full sun (if outdoors)|
|Habit:||Tree form, clear braided trunk|
|Flower Color:||Does not flower indoors|
|Soil Condition:||Any well-drained soil|
|Water Require:||Likes to dry out between watering|
|Uses:||Indoor tree that cleans the air|
How to Care for Ficus Alii Trees
Before you buy a Braided Ficus Alii Tree, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
What are the light requirements of Ficus Alii Trees?
Ficus Alii Trees trees require bright, direct light for several hours in a day. A western or southern window will provide enough light to keep these trees happy. Outdoors, the trees can handle full sun to part shade. Any change in light conditions will cause weeping figs to drop their leaves and regrow new leaves.
What type of fertilizer should I use for my Ficus Alii Trees?
Any all purpose, foliage fertilizer will work for Ficus Alii Trees. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Ficus Alii Tree indoors or outdoors. Keep in mind that weeping figs like to be fertilized regularly to encourage new growth and branching.
When should I water my Ficus Alii Trees?
Ficus Alii Trees like to dry out occasionally between watering. It does not like to stay or sit in water or get too dry. Trees that are too dry will drop their leaves, and trees that are too wet will have leaves that turn yellow before dropping. Ideally, weeping figs like to stay moist, but do not like to dry out completely.
What is the best soil for a Ficus Alii Tree?
Ficus Alii Trees need a very well draining soil, and prefer to have moist conditions. Regular potting mix works well for plants potted in containers and some sand can be added to the potting mix to prevent the tree from staying too wet. Try to avoid an area with clay soil if you're planting outdoors to encourage better drainage.